Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is so painful! I am really not liking this painting yet, ... not unusual but I'm always hopeful that I will have that totally painless painting experience some day. LOL! Anyway this is all I got done in class and the next one is tomorrow so will work on it more then.
This is on 22X30 140lb cold pressed Arches watercolor paper.
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is a painting I started as a demonstration for the
watercolor students at the Art Center. I will mostly be working on it in class and then will post the results as it progresses.
This is looking off to the Mesa, sky and clouds in the distance with the rocks and brush and red dirt in the foreground. I have used watercolor and also acrylic as watercolor in this so far.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Did a little more work on this one and at least I actually like it now. I particularly like the opalescence of the layers of paint in both the upper blue parts and the lower right lighter section. It has a lot of nice detail and depth and I don't feel like the upper and lower halves are separate paintings now. I will have to watch it a little longer and see. I do like it better in person than on my monitor as it has sort of an aged quality that doesn't show here.
I will post the progress of a watercolor landscape I am working on tomorrow.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I still think it needs work. I like the top portion better than the lower portion.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I ran out of my favorite Strathmore 4 ply 500 series Bristol Plate paper so while I am waiting for my order I decided to try out two of the "yes" canvases I bought for watercolor. My friend Liz Hill really likes working on these canvases and I have to agree that the surface is pretty nice. These paintings are still in progress.
So far I think I like the bottom one best.
Okay, I worked on this one a little more. I didn't like the way the upper stripe seemed split in two parts so I consolidated that a little more and I made the focal point a little stronger and more interesting (I hope). I'll see if that holds my attention. I tried editing this down as per Nicholas Simmons's suggestion but then I couldn't zoom in and see the details. I will work on my editing skills.